San Francisco Office
Claudia has been practicing law for over 14 years and represents corporations with regards to all aspects of employment-law related matters, most recently with a prestigious employment law boutique firm in San Francisco. Claudia’s practice includes counseling and defending employers facing claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, disability and wage and hour. Claudia provides services to employers of all sizes and across numerous industries including restaurant, technology, health and medical services, green energy, financial services, logistics and manufacturing with regard to all aspects of workplace/human resources needs. She handles employment litigation matters in both State and Federal Court and before the American Arbitration Association. She also represents clients in mediations and before government agencies.
Claudia was born in El Salvador and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Literature from UC Berkeley. In her advice and counsel practice, Claudia conducts workplace investigations and provides management and employee trainings in both English and Spanish. She also prepares responses on behalf of employers with regards to charges/complaints filed by employees with government agencies, including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement.
UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
Awards: Graduate Opportunity Fellowship; Irell & Manella Pro Bono Scholarship
Activities: Public Interest Law Foundation, Auction Committee Chair; El Centro Legal Clinic Volunteer
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in English and Spanish Literature: December 1996
DESIGNATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
California State Bar
American Bar Association
San Francisco Bar Association
Claudia is an avid hiker and long distance runner. She is a member of the San Francisco Road Runners Club and enjoys participating in half-marathons and hiking the trails of Marin County.
Cornejo v. Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto (N.D. Cal. May 17, 2010) 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48354, 109 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 569.
Pierce v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (N.D. Cal. November 4, 2010) 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117396.
Gutierrez v. Kaiser Found. Hosps., Inc., (N.D. Cal. Oct. 30, 2012) 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155462.